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Man hurt in city centre explosion
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A man suffered serious injuries in an electrical explosion in central London which led to a power cut.

Shops were evacuated and witnesses heard a loud noise and saw smoke in Hanover Street, south of Oxford Circus.

The man, in his 60s, is being treated for burns which are said to be life-threatening, after he drilled through an electric cable.

A cordon has been put in place between Hanover Street and Regent Street but power has been restored to the area.

Bus and tube services are not affected.

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